So there's a little thread going back and forth on how Cooper handled the whole "You-bat-then-he-bats. No. Wait. Huh?" scenario that unfolded last night with Michael Bourn shaken, yet not stirred.
"We have three or four safeguards, two or three coaches and myself. And today no one checked it. So we're all at fault, but I take the blame ultimately because it's my responsibility. That should be the end of it."
Then Cooper said:
"Actually, when (the umpire) said he was out. That's when I noticed it. I didn't even look at it. I put it in my pocked tonight without really checking. Usually I check it every day and today for some reason, I did not check. And no one checked. That was the snafu."
Joe Maddon, to whom this happened four days ago, said:
"It was my mistake. … It was my fault. I screwed up. Nobody else did."
Then Maddon said this:
"Two fives, five there and five there," (pointing to the mistake on the scorecard) "And I said, 'Oh no.' My only concern at that point was that Longo stayed in the game. ... This was unacceptable. I [made a mistake]."